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Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. as dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mother got the call about the shooting. >> i grabbed all three of them at once. i started crying. >> reporter: the children had seen dykes before. constantly working on his fenc
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead, after fbi agents stormed the bunker where the boy was being held. abc news learned authorities inserted a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitored dykes' movement. they neutralized dykes when they thought he would come out. >> the child was in imminent danger. entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the terrifying standoff began on tuesday, when dykes boarded a school bus. >> he said, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: dykes shot and killed the bus driver. and snatched ethan. the boy was kept in an underground bunker dykes built behind his house. police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. they flew drones over his house, looking for signs ethan was arrive. authorities handled the situation slowly in order to keep ethan safe. >> you have to be extremely careful. any sort of device you might use against him could obviously harm ethan because he's right there. >> reporter: interesting, the standoff extended beyond midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authoritie
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 12:35am PST
coming after him. >> reporter: police sources identify the suspect as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, a man who has been in trouble with the law before on charges he fired a gun at a neighbor. the boy is on medication and is said to have special needs. >> at this time, we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police have been in contact with the gunman using a pvc pipe to communicate through. and late today made this heartbreaking request. >> pray. pray. j >> reporter: we are told that this could be a slow process. >> we've got an old saying to use delay in order to save time. the more patient approach they take, the less likely they are to make mistakes, to move the slowly, to get it right, to communicate properly, and slowly and gently unravel this. >> reporter: he says rushing the bunker is the very last resort, especially in a case where the hostage taker may have planned the crime in advance. >> as long as they're talking, as long as they have some sort of dialogue and he's indicated that he's open to talking, then they know that there's the possibility
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 12:35am PST
-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news learned authorities inserted a camera into the bunker and monster his movements. they positioned the s.w.a.t. team near the entrance and used an explosives charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. >> the fbi feared the child was in eminent danger and rescued the child. >> reporter: last tuesday he boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. >> he is threat tong kill us all or something. >> reporter: dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. >> just had a bus driver shot and possibly killed. >> reporter: after dykes grabbed him he headed to a bunker behind his house. >> he seemed like a weird person and i thought that is just the way he is. >> reporter: he was a decorated vietnam vet. he moved back two years ago. neighbors in this tiny rural alabama town say he once beat a dog with a lead pipe and threatened to shoot children who set foot on his property and a neighbor saw the underground bunker. >> it is lined with red bricks all in it and steps
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee do k dykes. a high tech camera was inserted into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: tonight, jimmy lee dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver, charles poland, jr., and snatched ethan. the boy, who is believed to have autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority authorities called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: by night, police flew drones over that bunker, looking for signs ethan was sti
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
alabama is over with boy safe and captor dead. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> pair of suspected thieves face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
coming into sharp focus. abc news has confirmed that negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes, ethan's captor, to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement sources say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. and moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a helicopter here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see here a number of small structures on this lot of land. but look. what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker, to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swarmed the ground above, hostage negotiators remained in contact with dykes, speaking through a ventilation pipe. authorities we
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 1:05am PST
. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> suspected of suspected thies face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took one million dollars in valuable while peop
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. >> such a weird, scary story here. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible. allowing the police to send down cheez-its and a hot wheels car. for the youngster. we're told dykes has demanded a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the bus driver he was accused of fatally shooting. >>> the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and author chris kyle and a friend on a shooting range. the suspect apparently suffered mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. here's ryan owens with more. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot, he once hit a target a mile way. but tlis plis say a bullet fired at point-blank range is what killed the husband and father of two. the 48-year-old died at place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range south of dallas. defectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray ralph after
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 12:35am PST
man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> it's an innocent kid, he's crying for his parent and grandparents and he does not know what's going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: today the bright yellow bus turned crime scene was towed away. >> the child is on the line with us and advising that the bus driver has been shot. >> reporter: the crisis began when dykes boarded the bus full of kids on tuesday. brother and sister who were on the bus said that dykes threatened to kill them. >> my older brother's friend told us to stay down, and i look up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. he's like i'll call all of y'all. i just want two kids. and he started pointing at my brother and his friend. >> reporter: he then shot and killed charles poland, the bus driver who tried to intervene. >> just had a bus driver shot. >> reporter: police say dykes grabbed ethan, the kindergartener who kids say always liked to sit in the front row and headed to a bunker he built behind his house. >> he always seemed like a weird person. i always thought that was just the way he is. >> report
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 1:40am PST
rescue a 5-year-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheet of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication. >> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many chil
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
jimmy lee dykes, through a ventilation pipe. >> it's an innocent kid. let him go back to his parents. he's crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what's going on. >> reporter: police say the two are in a six by eight foot bunker four feet underground. >> i've actually seen the hole, the bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: authorities say the veteran has enough supplies to last weeks. he is allowing the boy, described as a child with autism, to watch television and take medication sent down through that pipe. alabama state senator harri anne smith has been with the child's mother since the beginning of the standoff. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and the people of this area, that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers. that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: the ordeal began tuesday, when the suspect stormed a school bus, demanding to remove children. a heroic bus driver, charles poland, was shot and killed trying to protect them. >> we're just hop
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: letters from children read aloud. tuesday afternoon police say 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes got on to the school bus demanding two children, shot and killed poland, then kidnapped a 5-year-old named ethan, holding him hostage in his home-made underground bunker. >> now mr. poland is an angel. he's watching over ethan. >> reporter: also watching overnight, drones. we spotted them this morning flying over the bunker site. we're told dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down into the bunker to speak with him. the fbi tells us, quote, mr. dykes continues to make the child as comfortable as possible. even so, people close to the child's family say ethan's mom is devastated and worried because ethan has a form of autism. >> he has behavior problems, and she doesn't want him to get into one of those moods where he's uncontrollable. >> reporter: as we told you last night, ethan's birthday is this week. he turns 6. so he could spend it as a hostage, david. >> gio benitez tonight. thanks to you. >>> we'll turnover seas this evening to one of london's most famous sites. kirit radia in l
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 1:40am PST
captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed, was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: but dykes is now dead. a source tells abc news, authorities used explosives to get into the bunker. >> i can tell you over the past 24 hours, our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned for the safety of the child. >> reporter: the question remains -- why did dykes board a school bus last tuesday, kill the driver, kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. the police said nothing about the motive and said dykes made few demands. now the little boy who has mild autism and adhd will go home to celebrate his 6th birthday wednesday. investigators aren't saying how they were able to get into the bunker to bring ethan out unharmed. rob, diana. >> thank you, marcy. >>> a french director hoping to make a movie about the sandy hook elementary school tragedy will have to find another location. the director wanted to shoot the film in ridgefield, co
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. through a pipe leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said, i'll kill you all. i'll kill you all. i just want two kids. >> reporter: she was on that bu
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
captive in a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. the fbi has been negotiating with him. abc's gio benitez has been on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the bunker's entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train agents for different scenarios to get the boy out. still, monday's raid was not the ending police had sought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. sending food and toys to the boy, while addressing the h hosta hostage-taker as mr. dykes. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no othe
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 1:40am PST
, jimmy lee dykes, killed the boy's bus driver before taking the boy hostage. a neighbor calls him paranoid and violent. >> i kept saying that this -- it's -- you know if a man can -- can kill a dog, beat it with a lead pipe and brag about having done it, then it's, it's nothing until -- until it is going to be people. >> the bunker where the boy is being held is said to have electricity, food, and a television. authorities say the boy has received medicine. >> frightening ordeal. man. >>> there is new momentum this morning toward immigration reform. a bipartisan group from the house is working on legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the groundbreaking measure could be unveiled within days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it has been too long since we reformed the system. and we are starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida republican lawmaker mario diaz-ballard said he felt a huge sea change on the issue from both parties. certainly -- we talked about this all week,
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
ventilation pipe negotiators were using to communicate with hostage taker, jimmy lee dykes. new photos show the entrance to the makeshift underground cell. sources say this is where the raid went down monday, after negotiators convinced dykes to approach the bunker hatch around 3:00 p.m. police knew he was armed. but sources now say dykes had also fortified the door. fbi agents quickly set off an explosion. and a firefight began. abc news has learned, dykes fired on the agents first. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and little ethan was rushed from the bunker. >> in split-seconds, flash, bang, shoot, before mr. dykes would even have an opportunity to react. >> reporter: sources say that's exactly what fbi agents did, rehearsing the raid just yards from where dykes was holding the boy. we flew above the scene tuesday. you can see the mock bunker the fbi built to train for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice having a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: this morning, thanks to th
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 4:00am PST
important. >> reporter: the local sheriff thanking 65-year-old hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes for the care of his 5-year-old victim. >> he's told us that he has an electric heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of him. >> reporter: abc news learned dykes requested that a reporter go down into the bunker to speak with him. in these satellite images you can see how secluded the area is from the busiest pars of town in southern alabama. through a ventilation pipe, dykes is allowing negotiators to send ethan potato chips, coloring books, toys and medicine. >> i'm wondering if he's crying for his momma because him and his momma are very close. >> reporter: cindy steiner lives right next door to the boy ethan who has been at the center of a hostage crisis. tuesday afternoon, police say dykes got on to a school bus and after demanding two children, he shot and killed driver charles poland and kidnapped ethan. >> ethan is a very loving little boy. he has lots of energy. he loves his momma. loves to be hugged. >> reporter: that's what you told me. he's a boy that loves to be hugged. >> h
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
, with a gunman holding a 5-year-old little boy in an underground bunker. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible, allowing police to send down crackers, even a hot wheels car. we're told that dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the school bus driver dykes is accused of shooting. you have to wonder the psyche of that little boy. seven days down there now. no end in sight. and according to some reports, that bunker is well stocked. this could drag on for weeks and weeks. >> the only thing that we worry about is the little boy and that he's being kept as comfortable as possible. that's all we can hope and pray for at this point. and the fact the police are asking us to pray is hard to take. >>> police in turkey are questioning at least 11 suspects in the death of a woman who vanished before she was to return home. 33-year-old sarai sierra suffered a fatal blow to the head. she was seen on surveillance video walking through a mall. detectives are still trying to figure ou
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: tuesday afternoon, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed on to a school bus. >> believe the children, a child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles poland, was shot dead before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> i have actually seen the hole, thing bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. police say that he may have enough supplies to last him weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to insulate the situation as much as possible so that they don't have a situation, where they have to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and to the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers, that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understa
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, recently been charged with menacing. he may have been due in court today. the child is being held in an underground bunker. it's unclear what the suspect's relationship with the child is. >> he stated he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him. >> reporter: this morning, the community is in shock. >> i feel sorry for everybody on the bus. >> reporter: authorities have surrounded the suspect and are negotiating with him. he seems to be cooperating. the child needs medication. the suspect allowed police to provide it. the fbi has been called in to help. my sources are describing this as extremely sensitive with authorities praying the little boy will be okay. elizabeth? >> all right, we, are, too. thanks so much, pierre. >>> now to that monster storm system, packing high winds and rain. sam, you have been tracking it all. a 900-mile-long storm system? >> and it's active right now, it has been throughout the night, and will be for hours longer. we got pictures coming in from twitter and facebook. this is from louisville, the heavy
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes likely has enough food and supplies to remain under ground for weeks. dykes has been communicating with police through a pipe extending from the bunker to the surface. what's more, the young hostage is a child with autism. dykes has allowed the boy to watch television. and have some medication. overnight, the community on edge. >> god would intervene in this situation. >> reporter: praying for the 5-year-old boy, still being held by the man who abducted him at gunpoint tuesday afternoon. nearly 40 hours have passed since school bus driver charles poland heroically tried to prevent the kidnapping. but he was shot to death. now, all of the fears are focused on the boy's safety. >> pray. pray. >> reporter: what do police do now? >> i believe in prayer. i just pray that we can resolve this peaceably. we have a lot of people here. a lot of volunteers. a lot of law enforcement agencies here to do what they can to get this job done. >> reporter: former fbi lead hostage negotiator, chris boss, says it is essential for police to be patient. >> the more pa
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